I'm currently working on a music project in Garageband [yes, not the best DAW, but I'm comfortable with it, and I can't afford high-end DAWs]; while I think I'm able to mix most audio fairly well, I'm still having trouble with drum mixing. I'm using Addictive Drums for the drum input; while I'm able to "record" the MIDI tracks the way I want, I'm having trouble mixing them. Currently, my mixes are fine--except for the drums; these either clip when I use a limiter, or are very distorted. So: Should I be exporting the drum tracks as audio files before mixing them? And if so, should I export each individual track [kick, snare, etc.] as a separate audio track, and then mix each track individually? Would this limit the clipping/distortion? I'm unable to accurately normalize the song without a limiter [which adds clipping], but without the limiter, I'm either left with a low volume output or left with distortion. Basically, since I'm unable to mix the drums, my project level is either too low, or clipped/distorted. I'd appreciate it if anyone had any advice, or knew of any tutorials that dealt with this specific issue. It could be that I'm just an idiot when it comes to recording, but I'd like to think that I can figure this out with a little help.